Silver, Jewelry, Continental Paintings & Decorative Arts Attract Strong Bidding at John Moran Auctio - Wolfers Freres centerpiece realizes $96,000
- 600-lot sale attracts buyers worldwide
Pasadena, CA – The very healthy results from John Moran Auctioneers’ September 20th Auction featuring 600-lots
5) (estimate: $4000 – 6000) that sold for $8400. A humorous courtroom scene of a girl drawing aside her cloak to present ‘’evidence’’ in the form of her nude figure before a crowd of shocked yet fascinated judges, by French artist Gaston Hoffmann (1883 – 1926) sold well beyond the estimate of $500 – 700, realizing $2250.
Fine jewelry from estates and private collections included pieces from all eras, signed and unsigned, and comprised half of the total lots. Diamond solitaires in a variety of shapes performed solidly, with a pear-shape selling for $22,800, an emerald cut for $15,600, an old European-cut also selling for $15,600, and a round brilliant for $14,400. A cobalt blue-enameled antique diamond-encrusted lady’s Patek Philippe pocket watch (estimate $2500 - 3500) inspired some of the most intense competition, realizing $9000.
AAll of Moran’s auctions are held at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA. Their next sale will be devoted entirely to California and American art, and is scheduled for October 18, 2011. Bidding for this sale is available from the floor, by phone and absentee as well as online via ArtFact.com. For more information on either sale, please call the offices of John Moran Auctioneers at (626) 793-1833 or visit their website at www.johnmoran.com.